ամ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ամ (am); see below.

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Noun[edit]

ամ (am)

  1. (archaic, literary) year

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sm̥H- (year). Cognates include Sanskrit समा (samā, season, half-year), Old Irish sam (summer). Related to ամառն (amaṙn).

Noun[edit]

ամ (am

  1. year
    ամի ամի, ամ յամէ, ամ ըստ ամէami ami, am yamē, am əst amē ― yearly, annually, a year, every year
    յամէ եւսyamē ews ― the following year, the year after
    յառաջիկայ ամիyaṙaǰikay ami ― next year
    յանցելում ամիyancʿelum ami ― last year
    զայս ամ, յայսմ ամիzays am, yaysm ami ― this year
    զամն ողջոյնzamn ołǰoyn ― all the year
    ի վերջ կոյս ամինi verǰ koys amin ― towards the end of the year
  2. age

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ամ (am)

References[edit]

  • ամ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ամ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ամ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “am” and “amlik” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, pages 45, 47